From today you can evaluate, but above all, do revisions of plugins and themes in WordPress.org . If until now we could put stars to show our valuation of a plugin or theme from now on we will have to get wet and write the reason for them.
For this there is a new link in each theme and plugin, called " ] ", where if you are registered user in WordPress.org when evaluating the download we are offered a form where you indicate the" stars ", the version WordPress in which we have tested, a title and, above all, a large text box where explain the reason for our valuation .
The best thing about this new system is that the valuations go to be " nominative ", then you will know who has scored but above all " the why " .
I do not know if it will be custom but for now the system is moderated so evaluates them s are not immediately visible so do not be surprised if your first steps as " tester " of plugins and themes do not come to light.
At the moment, it seems that you will still be able to assess only with the stars, but the idea is that the system will be as I have explained. Personally I think it's a wise move, because I've always been struck by those 5-star ratings with " a single score " that is, you do not have to be a fortune-teller to know what is the evaluation of the same author of the plugin or theme, and with the new system you will know what to do when choosing a theme or plugin for its evaluations, in this case revisions.
In addition, there is a plus, and that is that every topic revision or plugin becomes a support topic in the forum " reviews ", so that anyone can also leave their impressions there.
Does it also seem like a good idea to you?